What I Wore: Silver Mesh Watch

The Peach Box, Marc Bale Silver Watch

When I wear watches, I usually prefer leather straps for a classic, old-school look. I never used to like the mesh strap watches because they look too blingy, and too much like jewellery.

However ThePeachBox sent me one of these Silver Mesh Strap, watches… and I’m so obsessed about it now.

I love wearing mine (1 week straight and counting), mainly because it looks like jewellery!

They are currently offering 30% off your total order, simply use the code CYBER-30 at the checkout.

If you’re looking for a lovely gift for a girlfriend, this is a total winner.

This was me getting dressed up for dinner, wearing black GRLFRND Jeans, Alexander Wang heels, Style Mafia Lace Top.

Enjoy your weekend!

xxx

What I Wore: Tularosa Dress

Tularosa x Revolve Dress

Happy Friday!

Wow did your email inbox EXPLODE from all the Black Friday Sales messages this morning?!?

I had been quite unprepared for the avalanche of sales, but I’m soooo glad because it’s such a great time to save on things I was planning to buy anyway, such as homewares, Christmas presents and stuff I’ve had my eye on for the loooongest time.

I’m so excited to share that both Revolve and FWRD are having their Black Friday Sales, with up to 65% Off + Free Shipping over $100 from 24 – 26 November.

A lot of the items I have featured on my site are currently on sale, including this Tularosa Marty Dress, which is 40% off. I’ve had it for about 5 months and it’s still one of my favourite weekend dresses.

Tularosa x Revolve Dress

I always feel that Revolve is best for buying dresses, tops and denim. Their items are usually a bit higher in price than high-street brands, but their quality is usually much better and their styles are a little more unique too.

Here are some of my picks!

Revolv Black Friday Sale 2017

These dresses are all on sale, priced under AU$50.

One is $40 and still so many sizes from XS through to L. So good!

See them here – Dresses on Sale. They really do have such a droll worthy selection.

Revolv Black Friday Sale 2017

And these tops are under AU$60!

See all Off-Shoulder Tops on sale here.

 

FWRD has always been one of my favourite online stores for discounted designer items. I’ve been shopping here for years. I’m completely thrilled to be working with them!

They are also having an Up to 65% Off Sale + Free Shipping over $100 from 24 – 26 November.

I feel that FWRD is best for designer bag, shoes and accessories, so here are my picks.

FWRD Black Friday Sale 2017

Yep there are high-end designer brands such as Givenchy, 3.1 Phillip Lim, YSL, Valentino, Proenza Schouler, Saint Laurent, all with major discounts.

All these pictured here are on 30% – 50% off sale, making them approximately from AU$270 – AU$1800.

Eeek I’m so tempted by that PS1 Mini Cross Body in Red (bottom left)!

See all Designer Bags on sale at FWRD.

 

FWRD Black Friday Sale 2017

And for shoes and accessories, you can find Isabel Marant, Sophia Webster, K Jacques, Aquazzura, Acne Studios and more.

Shop Designer Accessories or shop Designer Shoes here.

Happy shopping!

xxx

Pitcher and Iron Cafe: Authentic Liege Waffles Arrives in Perth

Pitcher and Iron - Authentic Liege Waffles, Subiaco Perth

The other day, I took one of my boys to check out the brand new waffle cafe in Subiaco called, Pitcher and Iron.

They were giving away free waffles to the first 50 customers as their opening special event, so we had to try haha!

Plus one of the owners is a long-time friend of mine, so I wanted to support him too :)

Pitcher and Iron - Authentic Liege Waffles, Subiaco Perth

They specialise in Liege Waffles (Belgium style waffles) which are made from yeast-raised dough, instead of regular waffle batter.

The result makes them very similar to a sweet, buttery, stretchy brioche bread. Or a soft croissant or doughnut.

They use pearl sugar, which has a higher melting point (and I was told, it has to be specially imported from Belgium) so texture of the waffle crust is crispy, with a kind of caramelised chewiness.

Pitcher and Iron - Authentic Liege Waffles, Subiaco Perth

This was my son’s pick: The Duchess Waffle with strawberry compote, lychees, pavlova ice cream and Persian fairy floss.

Pitcher and Iron - Authentic Liege Waffles, Subiaco Perth

I chose the The Jean Claude, which had beer icecream, maple bacon, honeycomb pieces and Speculoos (spiced biscuit).

They were both so yummy, decadent and definitely for people who love their desserts.

They serve brunch waffles from 8am – 2pm, such as Puller Pork + Eggs Benedict Waffles, Crunchy chicken bites waffles. And they serve dessert waffles from 3 – 10pm.

I can’t wait to come back to try the brunch waffles.

And… I’m also very keen to find a recipe to try making these myself!

New Love for Mini Bags + Shopbop’s Buy More, Save More Sale

Mini Bags from Shopbop

Hi everyone!

When my children were babies + toddlers, I used to carry a HUGE NAPPY BAG to fit all their nappies, bottles, food, bibs, snacks, toys and more…. omg there was so much stuff!

The moment I no longer had to carry all that crap (when my youngest kid was 5 and started full time school) was a day of celebration! In fact, my youngest kid is now 8 and I’m still celebrating.

I’ve recently started to be a bit obsessed about MINI BAGS.

Sometimes I just have to dash out to grab something, deliver something, drop one of my kids off somewhere, stop for a coffee. So sometimes I just need a bag just big enough for my phone, keys and some money.

Mini Bags from Shopbop

I recently picked out this 3.1 Phillip Lim Alix Micro Bag (in Fawn) courtesy of Shopbop.

The leather is so SOOOO lovely and soft. I love the small, minimal and cute look to it. And yep, it fits everything I need and a few extras (like a lip gloss stick and a coin purse).

This MICRO style also comes in a Alix Micro BlackAlix Micro Navy and Alix Micro Cement Grey. But unfortunately some have sold out since I’ve written this post – because they are all currently 25% off!

Here are some other styles that I’m swooning over, which are a little less pricey too.

Mini Bags from Shopbop

These Furla Metropolis Mini Bags are such a simple and classic style.

I love that they are so minimal, featuring a little bit of gold hardware.

I’ve been eying one for ages. I just don’t know which to get. Black is a bit boring, but I’ll use it the most. I love the idea of white, but I guarantee I’ll get dirty. Navy is a nice because it’s a bit different.

They are 12.5cm x 17cm – so it fits my phone!

They come in Onyx (Black) , Petalo (White), and Navy.

 

Mini Bags from Shopbop

I think these Marc Jacobs Snapshot Bags are very cool too. These are 20% off at the moment.

These are 11cm x 19cm. I love the thick, patterned straps. And I kind of love that pink sequin one.

They come in Gold, Pink, and Black.

 

Mini Bags from Shopbop

These Zac Posen Eartha Mini Chain Bags are a lot more feminine and cute. Perfect for adding a pop of fun to my everyday wear.

They are 13cm x 20cm and they are also 20% off.

They come in Black Chain, Black Floral Appliqué and Geranium Floral Chain.

Pop over to check out the SHOPBOP Buy More, Save More Sale

Sale runs from 21 Nov – 26 Nov 2017.
20% off orders of $200+
25% off orders of $500+
30% off orders of $800+
Simply use promotion code “MORE17” at the checkout.

Woohoo have fun!

Can’t wait to share what I picked up too :)

Enjoy!
xxx

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Picture of Dorian Gray

I recently finished reading The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde and I didn’t realise it was such a dark and sad book. Brilliantly written, but so sad when you consider how Wilde’s real life turned out.

As I moved on to my next book, I made a decision to unsubscribe to almost all my Facebook news feeds and reduce my social media time.

I just wanted to read more books this year. And I felt that I was being distracted and sucked in by “online reading”, which isn’t like book reading at all, because I don’t remember anything I’ve read, even though I was “online reading” for 3 hours?!

I’m a believer of being “very selective with my input”.

Referring to: all the things that enter my head, mind and spirit.

It includes everything from TV shows, movies, youtube videos, sensationalised news, click-bait articles, Facebook comments, instagram feeds, to people, conversations, relationships and friendships.

Basically I try to stay away from things that are negative, toxic, destructive, needlessly over-dramatic and pointless.

I seriously don’t have time for that.

In my 20s, I wanted to experience everything! I experimented, explored and exposed myself to so much!

But now (I’m sure it comes with age) I am so precious with my time, my mind, my energies.

I try to focus on things that are important.

My family, my health, my friends, my relationships, my projects, my passions… and how I’m going to live the next 40-50 years of my life!

So here’s to 5 more decades of not being a slave to Social Media!